A larger turnout than expected came out to vote at the Brownsville Community Center yesterday during the 2016 Republican Presidential Caucus with a total of 17% of total registered county republicans.
Donald Trump carried Edmonson County with a total of 531 votes, gathering 53% of the total. Trump also won statewide, carrying 35.9% of the votes.
County Republican Party Chairman Bob Kleier said he was pleased with the turnout yesterday. "There were some that didn't like the caucus, and some people said they weren't informed, but we really worked hard in trying to get the word out," said Kleier.
He said there was around 90 people waiting when the caucus opened at 9am and had a steady stream throughout the day. There were 1,001 total county votes tallied. "Everything worked out great and we had lots of great volunteers that worked well together. It was actually a lot of fun," he added. "We also have some good young people volunteering now as well, and we like seeing that for the future."
Two ECHS students, Eli Lamastus and Blake Hennion served as volunteer caucus officials and helped throughout the day. "Of course our caucus chairman, J.B. Hines did a great job as well," Kleier said.
Some other interesting stats:
*courtesy of http://rpk.org/caucus/results/